12th July 2017
RIBA International Prize 2018 launches with Grand Jury led by Elizabeth Diller

Flint are delighted to have been commissioned for a second time by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to deliver an international communications campaign for the RIBA International Prize, the institute’s global architecture award for the world’s best new building.

The RIBA International Prize will be awarded to a building of any type or budget and in any country, which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and which delivers meaningful social impact.

The inaugural Prize was awarded to Grafton Architects for their outstanding university building, UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru. The innovative “vertical campus” structure was dubbed “a modern-day Machu Picchu” by the RIBA Jury.

The latest edition of the RIBA International Prize launched during the first RIBA International Week, an event that saw architecture professionals and industry luminaries gather to debate the future design of our cities. More of us than ever in the history of the world are living in cities. The issues of rapid urbanisation and migration are era-defining, and leading professionals including Francis Kéré, Amanda Levete, Sir David Chipperfield, Elizabeth Diller, Odile Decq and fast-rising global talent, Ma Yansong, debated how architects can play a positive role in shaping our future metropolises.

The Grand Jury for the 2018 prize will be led by Elizabeth Diller, partner of acclaimed US firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, who is joined by Joshua Bolchover, co-founder of Rural Urban Framework, a pioneering research and design collaborative practice based in Hong Kong and winner of the first RIBA International Prize’s award for Best Emerging Practice; and acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE, who will bring his passion and unique perspective on architecture to the Prize. The full jury will be announced in due course.

The winner of the RIBA International Prize will be selected following a rigorous judging process that will see two expert panels of jurors visit each of the shortlisted buildings twice in person, before the Grand Jury selects four finalists to visit for a final time. The winning building will be announced in November 2018.

The RIBA International Prize is open for entries until 17 October 2017. Find out more and enter here.


Image Credit 1: Elizabeth Diller, new Chair of the Grand Jury for the RIBA International Prize with partner Ricardo Scofidio of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, Courtesy of RIBA

Image Credit 2: Chair of the Grand Jury Elizabeth Diller officially launches the RIBA International Prize